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Postby Niku » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:10 pm

Pottergame is real real good
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Postby Thad » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:33 pm

I haven't played Wolfenstein: Blade of Agony but it's a free fangame, it runs on GZDoom, and it looks like fun.


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Postby mharr » Sat May 01, 2021 5:03 am

Ovine by Design are a pair of indie freeware devs that have spent decades making high quality remakes (and occasional sequels) of classic 8 bit computer games you've probably never heard of, mostly from the BBC Micro heritage. They've since moved on to the post-modern programming craft of stuffing modern game ideas back into original hardware.

https://www.ovine.net
https://archive.org/search.php?query=cr ... +Design%22

Of particular note are the online multiplayer build of Jet Set Willy, Paradroid, Imogen and The Nameless, an unofficial sequel to Exile, a 1988 2D Immersive Sim that was accidentally crowded out of Google results by Jeff Vogel's RPG series.

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Postby atog » Sun May 02, 2021 5:01 am

horyshit. Paradroid was my first pc game, even before oregon trail and minesweeper
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:14 am

Neat book, cool illustrations, loads of made up history. Great free resource if you do steampunk or dieselpunk gaming.

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Postby mharr » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:43 pm

The channel being simply "Gaming on Linux" really adds something perfect to this. Praxis!

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Postby Friday » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:36 pm

I humbly submit that the stimpacks be reskinned to milk bottles so that Thatcher can show up at some point and steal a shitload of them from the player right when you need them most.
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Postby Newbie » Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:05 pm

You may or may not recall that, a few years ago, around seven dozen interactive fiction authors came together to write a tribute to Michael Gentry's cosmic horror game "Anchorhead". I was one of those authors! The resulting game was overwhelming in several ways—I've never finished it myself.

Over on one of the main IF forums, a guy has spent the last couple months completing a Let's Play with commentary, speculation, and appending most of his updates with raw transcripts, saved games, current inventory and map listings. It's been a lot of fun to follow, and he should be finishing the game today:

https://intfiction.org/t/lets-play-cragne-manor/56472

There are some incredible rooms in here, some of which could entirely function as standalone games with only a little modification. I am particularly fond of the Meatpacking Plant bathroom, which is encountered towards the end of this post:

https://intfiction.org/t/lets-play-crag ... r/56472/94
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Postby Thad » Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:25 pm

Daggerfall Unity does what it says on the tin.

It doesn't include the assets; you'll need to download Daggerfall separately. It's been a free download on Steam and GOG for years.

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Postby KingRoyal » Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:33 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy is free on the Epic store until the 11th. I've heard it's good. Guess I can find out now. Get it, or pay $60 on Steam I'm not the boss of you
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Postby Niku » Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:59 pm

It's a very good time that ends only a little bit after it wears out its welcome, which is a slam dunk compared to a lot of other games.
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Postby Thad » Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:33 pm

“It‘s kind of depressing”: WB Discovery pulls indie game for “business changes”

Warner Bros. Discovery, as part of its ongoing effort to stretch the definition of "entertainment company," recently told a solo indie developer it would be "retiring" his 2016 dreamlike puzzle adventure game Small Radios brobdingnagian Televisions from the Steam and PlayStation stores. The developer, in response, has made it free to download for PC, giving us a rare chance to actually experience the thing that a giga-corp has determined to be not worth your time, before it is wiped from the archives.

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Postby Thad » Fri May 10, 2024 2:43 pm

Classic Marathon now free on Steam, with Classic Marathon 2 and Classic Marathon Infinity listed as "Coming Soon".

It's the Aleph One versions of the games, which have been available for free for close to twenty years. But if you've been, say, waiting for a way to play them on a Steam Deck without having to fuck around with manually downloading and installing Flatpaks, this is it.

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Postby Thad » Tue May 14, 2024 1:29 pm

And now if you want to run the Linux-native version of Aleph One instead of the Windows version in Proton, you can use Luxtorpeda for that.

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